We all know the old stand by New Year’s Resolutions…Stop smoking, save more money, and of course, lose weight. Ha! Is a change in the calendar enough to actually make someone do what they have not done thus far? History tends to repeat itself. Media will always be a factor.
Detox diets have become more and more popular throughout the last ten years, why should this year be any different? I myself am a victim of the fantasy provided in the ads. According to themastercleanse.org, the most famous detox diet (also known as the “Lemonade Diet”) you can “overcome the psychological need to eat,” and you will develop a sense of control and suddenly be able to do what you have not been able to do before…lose weight. Is this the magic pill? If there was a magic pill or some amazing miracle to weight loss, why would there be overweight people?
Most detox diets involve little or no actual nutrition. You will most likely shed water weight, and you will definitely see the effects in some form or another in your bowel movements. My personal experience was quite disheartening. I myself tried the Master Cleanse in the pill form. I took ungodly amounts of pills every morning and every night, ate “healthy,” and drank plenty of water. Resulting weight loss: 0. Resulting frustration: HUGE.
This is not to say that detox diets are not effective. They do have effects. They just differ from person to person and situation to situation. For 2010, there are of course new found hopes in “new” fad detox diets such as “The Ultimate Detox 2010.” This new diet claims it is “cutting edge” and “easy.” It claims to reduce your sweet tooth. It also costs a pretty penny. But if you act now…ha ha ha…you can get a discount!
In addition to detox, there are fad diets flying all over the internet. Google 2-4-6-8 diet, or ABC Diet and you’ll see what I mean. Diets that fluctuate caloric intake in order to “trick” your metabolism into speeding up and resulting in weight loss.
In all honesty, fads are fads. They come and they go. They prey on the hopes of those in need, and so often are short lived because they let us down. If you truly want to lose weight and be a healthier, happier you for 2010, then one thing and one thing only will guarantee that. See your doctor, eat healthy meals in moderation, and get moving. It was hard for me to admit to myself, but I was lazy and wanted a quick fix. I did not wake up one day having gained 20 pounds. I will not wake up one day having lost it, no matter how much I poo. Weight loss clinic can be very helpful if you have little knowledge about the right and proper ways of losing weight.